Campbell backs fixed-term Parliaments

Speaking on the BBC’s Question Time programme, Liberal Democrat leader Ming Campbell said:

“I don’t think it is any longer right that the Prime Minister should have the opportunity and right to determine when elections should be held.

“What began as a tease has become an abuse of the political process. We shouldn’t have elections at the convenience of the PM, whose purpose is to advance the cause of a political party. It should be in the public interest.

“Nothing that has happened in the past few weeks has been in the public interest.”

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4 Responses to Campbell backs fixed-term Parliaments

  1. Declan says:

    Ming Campbell cas absolutely amazin last night showing how politicians can have wit and charm and still be down to earth. All this talk of him being to old is nonsense, im 17 and i think hes brilliant, he stands for true liberal values that no matter who you are you are still a human beings with the right to be heard.

  2. Kate says:

    It is brilliant to see Ming Campbell say these words. The Liberal Democrats represent a future for this country that is appealing, with a view to the future of the planet we live on, not just the next 4 years. Thank you for standing up for each and everyone of us.

  3. Cllr Ben Ord says:

    Ming Campbell has charm, is witty and is ahead of the political game.
    Whether it be on Iraq or a Fixed Term Parliament. His judgement is spot on.
    We have seen the Political Fiaisco of the National Conferences. I would
    like to see these Conferences rotated. The First Party (The Lib Dems) to
    hold a Conference are at a distinct disadvantage!
    Ming Campbell has the experience and politcal judgement to be Prime
    Minister. Is aims should be for the highest office in the UK.

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